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gherkin

(gûr`kĭn), species of gourdgourd
, common name for some members of the Cucurbitaceae, a family of plants whose range includes all tropical and subtropical areas and extends into the temperate zones.
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 of the cucumber genus.

gherkin

a. a tropical American cucurbitaceous climbing plant, Cucumis anguria
b. the small edible fruit of this plant
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Igor Girkin also known as Strelkov had earlier admitted shooting the Malaysian aircraft in a tweet, which he had mistaken for a Ukrainian Air Force transport plant.
Whether Strelkov, Strelok or Girkin, he is now rarely glimpsed in public, driven behind tinted windows around the town of Slaviansk, which his men have turned into the heavily fortified redoubt of their insurrection.
The estimated increase in the planetary tilt, which is within the newly computed obliquity of Girkin, was also shown by SOLRAD to be the cause of the observed net gain in the solar radiative flux of about 2.
The area is controlled by Commander Girkin - self-appointed "defence minister" of the terrorists and currently under sanctions from the EU as a key figure behind the separatist movement.
Although Girkin, who is also known as Strelkov, admitted that he couldn't confirm the said information, he was adamant that "Ukrainian authorities are capable of any baseness.
Girkin, a Russian better known by his assumed name Strelkov, has attained hero status among supporters of the insurgency.
A special lecture will be held at 3pm to introduce the artist Gina Czarnecki and expert Professor John Girkin behind installation "I".
Ken Girkin told Macca he and friends Carol Burgess and Pam Stafford were lost and the Beatles legend replied: "That's unfortunate.
Professor John Girkin, who developed the device, said: "Teeth can heal themselves if you spot the decay early enough.
Blumenthal EZ, Williams JM, Weinreb RN, Girkin CA, Berry CC, et al.